Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rhubarb Varieties Number 161

Rhubarb Preservation projects is in response to the lack of effort nationwide to maintain the genetic basis of this minor but important crop. Over 2,000 years ago it was found in Western and North-western provinces of China and in the adjoining Tibetan territory, and was originally cultivated for its medicinal qualities. Since the 18th century, rhubarb was grown for eating. Rhubarb is often commonly mistaken to be a fruit but rhubarb is actually in the vegetable family. Rhubarb is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber and initial tests have found that it can lower cholesterol. 


Rhubarb Varieties All the varieties listed as (Palmer Alaska), have been found and we are working to get samples of each variety in their collection. Any variety without (Palmer Alaska) next to it, still needs to be found and brought into the collection.
1. Albert
2. Amerikansk
3. Appletons
4. Bedford Scarlet
5. Bloedrede Zoet
6. Broadleaf
7. Browns Crimson
8. Brown's Red
9. C89
10. Canada Red(Palmer Alaska)
11. Carters Forcing
12. Cawood Advance
13. Cawood Castle
14. Cawood Delight(Palmer Alaska)
15. Cawood Ensign
16. Cawood Oak
17. Champagne
18. Cherry Red(Palmer Alaska)
19. Chipman(Palmer Alaska)
20. Chipmans Canada Red
21. Collis Ruby
22. Cooper(Palmer Alaska)
23. Coulter MacDonald(Palmer Alaska)
24. Coulter McDonald(Palmer Alaska)
25. Coutts Red Stick
26. Crimson
27. Crimson Cherry(Palmer Alaska)
28. Crimson Delicious 136/30(Palmer Alaska)
29. Crimson Red
30. Crimson Red(Palmer Alaska)
31. Crimson Wine 115/55(Palmer Alaska)
32. Cutbush's Seedling
33. Dawes Challenge
34. Dawes Champion
35. Donkere
36. Early Cherry
37. Early Devon
38. Early Mitchell
39. Early Superb
40. Early Victoria
41. Edina
42. Europa
43. Evergreen Ex Holt
44. Ex Gledhill
45. Ex Sherburn
46. ExBurston Hall
47. Exhibition Red
48. Fenton Special
49. Forcing
50. Foremost
51. German Wine (mophotype 1)(Palmer Alaska)
52. German Wine (morphtype 2)(Palmer Alaska)
53. Giant
54. Glaskin's Perpetual
55. Goliath(Palmer Alaska)
56. Granddads Favourite
57. Green Jam
58. Greengage
59. Grooveless
60. Guardsman
61. Hammonds Early
62. Hawkes
63. Improved
64. Irish Apple
65. Isle of Ely
66. JB Coutts
67. Johnson's St. Martin 426/27(Palmer Alaska)
68. Kaempe
69. Kentville
70. Kerwin(Palmer Alaska)
71. Laxtons No1
72. Linnaeus
73. Linnaeus 137/31(Palmer Alaska)
74. Loher Blut(Palmer Alaska)
75. Lyatt's Linnaus
76. Mac Red
77. MacDonald (Palmer Alaska)
78. MacDonald Red
79. MacDonald Seedless
80. Mammoth Cahoon's
81. Mammoth(Palmer Alaska)
82. Marshalls Early
83. McDonald(Palmer Alaska)
84. Mertons
85. Mertons Banner
86. Mertons Yardstick
87. Minn No. 8(Palmer Alaska)
88. Mitchell's Albert
89. Mitchell's Royal
90. Monarch
91. Moore's Red-Right-Thru(Palmer Alaska)
92. Mrs McKenzie
93. Muriel
94. Myatt's Linneas
95. Nash's Supreme
96. New Zealand(Palmer Alaska)
97. OR 23(Palmer Alaska)
98. Oregon Giant(Palmer Alaska)
99. Paragoa Strawberry
100. Park
101. Parson's Crimson(Palmer Alaska)
102. Penn State #3(Palmer Alaska)
103. Perpetual RHS
104. Plum Hutt(Palmer Alaska)
105. Prince Albert(Palmer Alaska)
106. Ramsden
107. Red Prolific
108. Red Victoria
109. Reeds Early Superb(Palmer Alaska)
110. Reeds Red
111. Riverside Giant
112. Rosen Hagan
113. Royal Red
114. RSP Seedling
115. Ruby
116. Ruby 201/29(Palmer Alaska)
117. Ruby 565/27(Palmer Alaska)
118. S1
119. S12
120. S2
121. S5
122. Seedling
123. Seedling Piggott
124. Seedling Streeter
125. SlO
126. St. Martin's
127. Steins
128. Stockbridge
129. Stockbridge Bingo
130. Stockbridge Cropper
131. Stockbridge Emerald
132. Stockbridge Smith
133. Stotts Monarch
134. Strawberry
135. Strawberry(Palmer Alaska)
136. Sunrise(Palmer Alaska)
137. Sutton Seedless(Palmer Alaska)
138. Sutton(Palmer Alaska)
139. Svenborg
140. The Appleton
141. The Streeter
142. The Sutton(Palmer Alaska)
143. Timperly Early(Palmer Alaska)
144. Topps Winter(Palmer Alaska)
145. Tottle's Improved
146. Valentine(Palmer Alaska)
147. Victoria 574/27(Palmer Alaska)
148. Vinrabarber
149. Vroege Engelse
150. 1205 MSU 19(Palmer Alaska)
151. 1220 MSU 38(Palmer Alaska)
152. 1241 MSU 37(Palmer Alaska)
153. 1242 MSU 20(Palmer Alaska)
154. 1243 MSU 14(Palmer Alaska)
155. 1244 MSU 15(Palmer Alaska)
156. 1246 MSU 1(Palmer Alaska)
157. 1247 MSU 11(Palmer Alaska)
158. 1248 MSU 21(Palmer Alaska)
159. 1249 MSU 47(Palmer Alaska)
160. 1252 MSU 75(Palmer Alaska)
161. 1253 MSU 29(Palmer Alaska)
162. 1254 MSU 67(Palmer Alaska) 




Ruby Peck-Hollembaek
Farmer/Rancher Delta Junction, Alaska
Alaska, where rhubarb is our apple!

1 comment:

Mark R Strohbehn said...

Are you familiar with Brandy Carr Nurseries in Wakefield, England?
They also have a large number of varieties growing there.